Treat Yourself with These Mouth-Watering Pub Lunches

No matter what day of the week it is, you just can’t beat a classic pub lunch. We’ve rounded up the finest establishments in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide for your convenience. Bon appetit!

Image credit: The Union Hotel Facebook


From bustling bistros to dreamy waterside tranquillity, Sydney has a venue for every occasion.

North: The Greens

Ahh, summer at Sydney Harbour! You’ll rarely find a lovelier lunch spot, and The Greens Beef Burger is a thing of beauty.

“Great spot to go for lunch with harbour views and a lovely outdoor area. Very tasty food which is good value for money, fast service and nice decor.” – Bongo1




West: The Union Hotel

The Union is big, lively and bursting with local flavour, and the food reflects this perfectly. Delish!


“Went last night for some food (Monday), went through the back to a big courtyard bistro area. The food was pricey but great quality! We went to leave and it was packed in the bar area, Monday nights is comedy night, we only watched one guy but seemed like it continues throughout the night. Very entertaining!” – jacoblewis


East: Coach and Horses Hotel

The renovated dining area make for a very elegant setting indeed, and the Portuguese chicken pizza is a delectable treat.

“On the corner of one of Randwicks busiest streets, the Coach and Horses Hotel boasts a good dinner menu with plenty of seating. Perfect for a quick drink or a feed in the beer garden, this relaxed atmosphere is perfect for everyone!”



South: Gymea Hotel

Prime Shire location? Check. Impeccable seasonal menu? Check. Exceptional service by genuinely friendly staff? Check, check, check!

“After the refurbishment Gymea Hotel is now a wonderful place to eat and drink anytime. The atmosphere on a Friday and Saturday night is buzzing and althought the wait for food is higher they are always enjoyed. The food is decent for price and quality and the price of drinks are standard.  It’s a great local hang out for the young and old.” – heather85


Image credit: Local Taphouse FB
Image credit: Local Taphouse FB


Melbourne certainly isn’t lacking in the pub department, and the true foodie favourites reach far and wide across the city.

North: The Post Office Hotel

Slick, modern and boasting some of the tastiest pizzas in town, The Post Office Hotel’s dining hall is guaranteed to impress.

“A vast menu, a good, albeit expensive wine list, various eating areas covering casual to upmarket…this place has it all…!” – robstein


West: Royal Standard Hotel

If you crave a dash of European class with your pub lunch, the Royal Standard Hotel is delighted to oblige. The bistro is a real winner, and you simply have to sample the pasta pescatore.

“Dropped in to this place after the night market not expecting much. Ended up staying way too long thanks to great staff, BEAUTIFUL pork loin with mash and kickarse cider sauce.” – Odenlay


East: The Glenferrie Hotel

Glenferrie’s entire menu is extremely tempting, but the pride and joy is definitely the premium steak selection. Heck, the chips alone make it worthwhile!

“Always reliable for a good feed. Also love the big range of on-tap beers and ciders to choose from!” – PJ1982





South: The Local Taphouse

Craft beer is the name of the game here (they get around 400 different brews on tap per year), but the food is excellent too. Especially when consumed in the beautiful rooftop garden.

“Decent pub food with an awesome selection of draught and bottled beers. Beers are both local and international and are changed up regularly. They have comedy on Monday which is fun and also have live music on fairly often. Dig it!” – trueblue65


Image credit: The Newstead Brrewing
Image credit: The Newstead Brrewing


Whether it’s suave elegance, homely warmth or hipster charm you’d like with your lunch, Brisbane has the answer.

North: Newstead Brewing

You might be tempted by a liquid lunch once you see the selection of beers on offer, but then you’d be missing out on all the sumptuous solids! Case in point: the Cone Bay Barramundi. Oh yes.

“Fantastic atmosphere, charming staff and a great location! Great for any occasion.” – ALouiseD


South: The Charming Squire

We can’t help but sing it to the tune of the Smiths, but The Charming Squire is much more than just a good name. Try the rib fillet and you won’t look back.

“Yummy food in restaurant and the bar. The bar is a great spot to have a drink with friends or work mates.” – maddi12345


East: Factory 51

Oozing with contemporary cool, Factory 51 is a recent (and very, very welcome) addition to the Brisbane bistro scene. The layout is awesome, and the pulled pork burger is a thing of wonder.


West: Scratch

Beer, board games and seasonal farmhouse cheese boards. Need we say more? Get to it!

“Loved it, also the home of in-house brewer Brewtus. Super interesting decor, great happy hour. Cool vibe.” – PeeCeeLark


Image credit: Clancy’s Fish Pub


Perth is a rather tasty place if you know where to look, and you can rustle up a pub lunch here to rival any in the world.

North: Rosemount Hotel

It’s most famous a live music pub, but the Rosemount’s tantalising menu and massive outdoor dining area make it a firm favourite amongst foodies as well.

“Great venue, very relaxing in the beer garden on a Sunday afternoon, staff were great, very friendly.” – _kat_


East: Poolside Bar & Grill

Bright, airy and perfect for a summer bite, Poolside Bar & Grill is basically a holiday resort right in the middle of Perth. Anyone for a dip…?


South: The Como Hotel

With its vibrant greenery and shiny, funky chic, the Como forms a lovely backdrop to a merry bout of face stuffing.

“We had an excellent meal it is a nice place for a good pub lunch and to meet with friends. Thank you.” – MadgeyM





West: Clancy’s Fish Pub

Clancy’s Fish Pub is an excellent venue to catch both great bands and a killer seafood lunch. The crispy Tasmanian salmon calls to us…

“Even though this is my local I’m sure I’d happily drive 30kms to eat and drink at Clancy’s! The food has never let me down, either sampling the specials or working through their normal menu of seafood and landfood treats you’ll find a winner. They also stock most local beers from the Swan valley and Freo (little creatures especially).” – kitwalker


Image credit: The Lion Hotel FB
Image credit: The Lion Hotel FB


No matter how diverse your tastes may be, these Adelaide pubs will see everyone thoroughly satisfied. Promise!

North: The Lion Hotel

We’re very much of the opinion that you haven’t tried duck breast until you’ve tried the Lion’s duck breast. The ‘burnt onion custard’ is truly divine.

“We had dinner in the restaurant and had a great night. All the tables were booked but the staff were on top of everything and our orders were taken promptly. We were also looked after all the way through the meal. Probably the best service I’ve received in a long time. The food was all delicious and great value for money.” – 4chillis


West: Hotel Royal

Laid back and supremely inviting, Hotel Royal is a refreshingly uncomplicated spot to enjoy some quality nourishment. The $14 lunch specials are well worth investigating!

“We had 13 people in our party. We hadn’t booked, but the staff were friendly and found us a table. We were able to use our half price vouchers for all 13 people! The food was magnificent. All 13 people raved about their meals – salmon, barramundi, vegetarian pizza etc etc. Staff were very friendly. We would definitely return.” – yodak


East: The Colonist Tavern

Fresh produce, a top cooking team and a rustic, quirky kind of charm can take you a long way, and the Colonist has plenty of each to go around.

“Great pub, great vibe, amazing lamb burger!” – Jamie Dollard






South: The Edinburgh Hotel and Cellars

In terms of pure value, it’s hard to look past the good old Edinburgh for your foodie pub needs. It’s a splendid old building too, with just the right amount of modern style.

“Fantastic business with competitive prices. If you google your potion of choice, you can easily see that Edinburgh has the cheapest prices and quite frankly this is what brought me here.”


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